11.30.2011

The Devastated Equestrian

Why Obama would sign a law that promotes theft of horses and the torture and slaughtering of these beautiful creatures is beyond me. ESPECIALLY since he made a campaign PROMISE to ban the export of horses for human consumption. 


This is an article on the website Animal Law Coalition. Towards the end of the article there are links you can click to write to your US representatives and State Senators. 



" Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have now approved the Conference Committee report on H.R. 2112, the bill that, in part, determines agriculture appropriations for FY 2012. President Barack Obama immediately signed the measure, making commercial horse slaughter legal once again in the U.S.
Conference Committee Chair Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI), Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), and Sen. Roy  Blunt (R-MO) voted to reject de-funding of inspections for equines for slaughter for human consumption. Only Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA) voted to support continued de-funding of the inspections.
Without de-funding or prohibition of the inspections, commercial horse slaughter for human consumption is legal in the U.S.
Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) introduced the amendment to the House version of the bill that would have continued the de-funding of inspections for equines sent to slaughter for human consumption. Without the inspections which have been de-funded or prohibited since 2006, commercial horse slaughter has been illegal and would have remained so with the Moran amendment. But the Senate version did not include such an amendment, and the conference committee and, in particular, the chair persons, appointed to resolve differences between the House and Senate version, rejected de-funding.
President Obama, who has since his election turned a deaf ear to virtually every effort to stop animal cruelty, wasted no time in signing the measure. This despite his campaign promise in 2008 to support an end altogether to equine slaughter for human consumption.
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WHAT YOU CAN DO
Go here to find your 2 U.S. senators.
Go here to find your U.S. representative.
Call or fax them now and urge them to vote NO on H.R. 2112 as amended by the Conference Committee report on agriculture appropriations for FY 2012, unless a provision is added to de-fund inspections for equines for slaughter for human consumption. 
That is all you need to say! Or you can use talking points which you can findhere.
You can also reach your rep and senators by simply phoning the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or (202) 225-2771. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Representative or Senator's office you request.


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